Rising from the ashes, Haunted High School impresses...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Published October 30, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — It’s the spookiest time of year. Over a thousand people came together to get scared and have some laughs during Haunted High School’s triumphant return on Saturday, Oct. 26. After a seven-year hiatus, the Lynnfield High School Class of 2021 and Lynnfield Community Schools joined forces in order to resurrect Haunted High School from the dead. “It’s a huge success,” said Community Schools Director Michaelann Herook. “The high school kids did a fantastic job. It’s a great community event.” High school foreign language teacher Jodie Leibowitz agreed. “Everybody is having so much fun,” said Leibowitz, who serves as one of the Class of 2021’s advisors. “They are really enjoying it. This is a huge success.” While Herook said Haunted High School’s proceeds are still being...

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Village Pharmacy to close Nov. 7...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Published October 30, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — It’s the end of an era. In a surprising turn of events, the people at Village Pharmacy announced this week that the town institution will be closing its doors on Thursday, Nov. 7. Village Pharmacy’s upcoming closure comes two months after co-owner/registered pharmacist Brian Ambrefe passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 23. “It wasn’t an easy decision and it wasn’t something we wanted to happen,” said Village Pharmacy co-owner/registered pharmacist Bob Ambrefe in an interview with the Villager. “The memories of my brother passing away in the store made it very difficult for us to continue.” In addition to dealing with the emotions surrounding Brian’s unexpected passing, Bob said changes in the health care industry played a role in the decision to close Village Pharmacy....

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Permanent HHS principal search is on...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Published October 30, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The search for a permanent Huckleberry Hill School principal is underway. Superintendent Jane Tremblay recently told the School Committee that the Huckleberry Hill permanent principal job has been posted internally. Former first grade teacher Melissa Wyland has been serving as Huckleberry Hill’s interim principal this school year. “I promised the parents and the faculty we will look for a permanent principal at Huckleberry Hill School rather quickly,” said Tremblay. “One of the things we have done traditionally is do an inside search if we know there are strong candidates.” Tremblay discussed the Huckleberry Hill principal search with the elementary school’s faculty recently. She also sent out surveys to both parents and educators in order to learn about what qualities and skills they are looking for...

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Jordan Park, LHS fitness center projects OK’d...

Oct 24, 2019 by

Published October 23, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Better late than never. After a 35-minute delay, Fall Town Meeting was able to reach the 175-voter quorum requirement and completed the town’s business in 45 minutes. The Jordan Park renovation project generated the most debate during Fall Town Meeting. Article 11 requested voters to transfer $127,373 from the Overlay Surplus Account and $602,627 from the Sale of Real Estate Account in order to renovate Jordan Park. DPW Director John Tomasz said the project “would provide the over 600 youth soccer participants practice and game flexibility for nine months of the year.” “It will reduce the excessive use of the other natural turf fields that are presently in use,” said Tomasz. “The town has committed to a one-for-one replacement of the trees that are 6-inches...

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School officials seek to ‘beef up’ STEM program...

Oct 24, 2019 by

Published October 23, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Officials are looking to expand the schools’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program in the future. School Committee Chairman Jamie Hayman said during the Oct. 15 meeting that the committee and Superintendent Jane Tremblay recently had a “robust conversation about where we want the district to go in the next five years.” “One of the things we talked about was taking our STEM program across the district to the next level,” said Hayman. “We really want it to be among the top STEM programs in the state over the next five years.” In the wake of the school board’s proposal to expand the STEM program, Tremblay formed a fact-finding team that has been tasked with evaluating the school system’s existing programs. The team is also...

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